Immunization Field Consultant

Recruitment #210126-UNCX-38

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full-time Immunization Field Consultant providing support to Immunization Services in Cleveland, Grady, Hughes, McClain, Pottawatomie, & Seminole Counties. This is an unclassified position (PIN #34001890) in state government. The duty station will be determined upon hire.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $47,737.33based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
The purpose of this position is to ensure that the Oklahoma State Department of Health can provide immunization services for all Oklahoma children in the assigned counties regardless of the inability to pay for the vaccine through compliance with federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
Job duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Conduct all VFC related visits including Quality Assurance visits; Unannounced Storage and Handling visits; educational visits; and new VFC Provider Enrollments including orientation visits as assigned by the Regional Immunization Coordinator Supervisor. 
•Assist private and public healthcare providers with program-related issues including vaccine storage incidents, inventory management, and any other program-related issues. 
•Regularly inform and educate county health department staff, private vaccine providers, and other partners regarding any changes in immunization schedules or presentations using various tools, such as vaccine information statements, protocols and Reminder/Recall reports.  
•Review useful tools/resources from the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) such as Missed Opportunities, Invalid Doses, and Coverage Rate Assessments.
•Work as the main point of contact to the local providers; communicate with the Immunization Service on a regular basis regarding all provider issues.
•Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree in a biological science, health science, social science, or a closely related field plus two years of experience or six years of experience in performing duties such as public health inspections and investigations, preventive health programs, or as a public health nurse or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of public health practices, medical terminology as applied to immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases; vaccines, dosing schedules, vaccine administration; child care and school state immunization requirements. Skilled in communicating the role of public health within the health system and community to diverse audiences establish effective working relationships; communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences in both written and verbal methods; to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines; create and implement training and presentations; development of distance training methods, including conference calls and webinar tools.  Ability to use relevant information and individual judgements to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel.  Ability to use relevant information and individual judgements to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Ability to drive for hours at a time.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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Conclusion

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